Innovative technologies for infrastructure construction and maintenance through collaborative robots based on an open design approach

Keiji Nagatani, Masato Abe, Koichi Osuka, Pang jo Chun, Takayuki Okatani, Mayuko Nishio, Shota Chikushi, Takamitsu Matsubara, Yusuke Ikemoto, Hajime Asama

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Abstract

In this paper, the socio-economic problems facing the construction industry in Japan are presented, including the COVID19 pandemic, an aging population, aging infrastructure, and severe natural disasters, and a project to tackle the problem is introduced. This project, called ‘Collaborative robots for adaptation of diverse environments and innovation of infrastructure construction,’ is a sub-project of the Moonshot project organized by the Cabinet Office in Japan. The key approach to proceeding with this project is an ‘open design’ for robotics. Based on this approach, three aspects of the research plans are introduced: (1) robots that flexibly adapt to the environment, (2) Many-modal AI for environment evaluation, and (3) Physical AI and dynamic collaboration of multi-robots.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)715-722
Number of pages8
JournalAdvanced Robotics
Volume35
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Collaborative robots
  • dynamic collaboration
  • many-modal AI
  • open design
  • physical AI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications

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